Man accused of killing Omaha brokers is detained with out bond

OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) – The details of the murder of Omaha broker Michael “Mickey” Sodoro were released on Monday.

The man accused of killing Sodoro, Ross Lorello, 43, appeared in court today and is charged with murder.

Douglas County Sheriff’s MPs believe they found the gun that shot Sodoro.

According to investigators, 70-year-old Sodoro had planned to meet with a client, Lorello, from Papillion, who wanted to rent a house on 193rd & W Street.

Lorello is currently in Douglas County Jail for first degree murder. Investigators claim he once shot Sodoro in the back of the head.

On December 28th, according to an affidavit, Sodoro was supposed to collect the deposit and the first month’s rent. When no one could reach Sodoro last week, his son contacted law enforcement.

The next day, the MPs found Mickey Sodoro in the garage “in a crawling room covered with loose carpet remnants”.

According to court records, a forensics team found blood in an upstairs bathtub, blood stain on the banister and blood on the carpet in the dining room.

A witness put a vehicle of Lorello’s fiancé in the driveway of the house where Sodoro’s body was found.

According to the affidavit, video surveillance confirms that Lorello drove the black Ford Edge the night Mickey Sodoro went missing.

After an interview, Ross Lorello told investigators that he signed the lease papers, provided the $ 9,700 in cash, and eventually left the house and locked up. He said Mickey Sodoro went to meet someone else and the victim parked his pickup truck with the engine running.

Investigators say a palm print on the edge of the bathtub, some of which was in the blood, has been linked to Lorello.

A 22LR pistol revolver was found wrapped in a towel in the trunk of the Ford Edge that Lorello allegedly drove. Investigators wrote in the affidavit that the revolver had “five cartridges loaded and one shell fired” that were removed from the weapon.

Prosecutors told the judge that they had enough evidence to believe that Lorello was guilty of the murder.

Lorello is being held uncommitted and his preliminary hearing is scheduled for February 16 at 9:00 a.m.

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